Recent Announcements from the Erie Zoo



Save the Chubby Unicorn Shirts Are Back Again

Save the Chubby Unicorn Shirts Are Back Again

Posted on August 10th, 2020 at 1:06 PM

Save the Chubby Unicorn shirts are back! This time we have two designs available! Pre-orders will take place until August 31st and support rhino conservation.  

Pre-Order Your Shirt

Quilt For Conservation

Quilt For Conservation

Posted on August 1st, 2020 at 5:22 PM

Despite the struggles the Erie Zoo has faced as a consequence of Covid-19, it is still our mission to better the world through conservation of endangered species.  All proceeds from this raffle will be divided equally and support SANCCOB (African Black-Footed Penguins) and the Lion Recovery Fund (African lions) conservation efforts. We hope you will join us in supporting these incredible organizations with an entry (or more!) to win this special quilt! Winner will be drawn on September 1st.

Enter to Win

Members Appreciation Week

Posted on July 27th, 2020 at 5:26 PM

We are hosting an extra special Members Appreciation Week August 10th through 16th! So all you Erie Zoo members make sure to check out the perks and reserve your tickets today!
Please note, the Zoo will still remain open to everyone during this time with the exception of the extended Members Only hours.

More Details 

Erie Zoo Welcomes Lemur Babies!

Erie Zoo Welcomes Lemur Babies!

Posted on July 15th, 2020 at 3:19 PM

Your Erie Zoo welcomed not one, not two, but THREE bundles of joy on May 22nd! The babies were born to the zoo’s resident black and white ruffed lemurs, “Maddy” and “Manny”. You can read the full article below or watch them live daily 11am-4pm through the live cam sponsored by Toyota and Velocity Network.

Watch Them Live

Your Erie Zoo is Open!

Posted on July 7th, 2020 at 5:28 PM

Your Erie Zoo is back open daily 10am-5pm. There are some changes, so make sure you check out our Re-Opening Plan prior to your visit. Also, all tickets must be purchased/reserved online before your visit!

Reserve Tickets

Re-Opening Plan

Helping Our Zoo Hang On T-shirt Fundraiser

Helping Our Zoo Hang On T-shirt Fundraiser

Posted on July 6th, 2020 at 1:19 PM
To celebrate our re-opening we are going round #2 for another t-shirt fundraiser! This time featuring a caricature of our own baby orangutan "Otis" by local Erie designer Chris Schroeder!
There are 3 design options ranging in sizes from YS - 4XL. Purchasing ends July 19th so don't miss out!

Shop Now

Your Erie Zoo is Re-Opening!

Posted on June 24th, 2020 at 1:47 PM

The wait is over! We are ready to welcome you back to your Erie Zoo! 

We will re-open our gates on this Friday, June 26th! From June 26th through July 2nd will be for Erie Zoo members only. Starting Friday, July 3rd we will re-open to everyone!

ALL tickets MUST be reserved in advance online. 

Reserve Tickets

Learn more about what to expect for your first visit back below:

Re-Opening Plan

GalapaZOOza 2020 Temporarily Postponed

Posted on June 9th, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Due to the current uncertainty and Erie Zoo closure caused by the Covid-19 virus, we have made the decision to temporarily postpone GalapaZOOza 2020 - The Roaring 20's. Please see more below.

Statement Addressing Orangutan Incident

Statement Addressing Orangutan Incident

Posted on June 7th, 2020 at 12:52 PM

We appreciate all the thoughts and concerns regarding the incident at the zoo last evening. As of right now, we are respecting the privacy of our staff. We can assure you that “Dasa” the orangutan was contained the entire time and was never out of her exhibit. Additionally, the keeper was at no time ever inside the exhibit with the orangutan. There will be no actions taken against “Dasa” the orangutan, and we hope for full recovery of our keeper. The situation is being fully investigated.

Please see more statements from CEO Scott Mitchell in the Go Erie article below.

GoErie Article

Summer Camp Update

Posted on June 4th, 2020 at 8:46 PM

Your Erie Zoo is having summer camps! 

However, there will be many modifications and new regulations due to Covid-19. It is our goal to keep your child and our staff as healthy and safe as possible. We ask that you please review all the new changes on our website before signing your child up for camp.